Re: [MOL] HBO Special/Peggy [02475] Medicine On Line


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Dear Peggy,
Where in NJ is your doctor. Joicy and I both live in NJ.
Debby

Peggy Hall wrote:
> 
> Uof M is a little over an hour from my home.  We were told by my doctor (another
> doctor told her) that no one in Michigan did stem-cell harvesting &
> transplanting.  But like I said I found it on their website that they do it.
> The NJ doctor is calling them trying to arrange it. Can you tell me anything
> about it?  What is it, where they get the blood from.  Is it invasive?,
> painful?, etc.  I'm assuming our insurance must pay for it because NJ has our
> insurance cards and there has been no mention of money or non-coverage.
> 
> Peggy
> 
> Lillian wrote:
> 
> > Chuck has about a 17 hour drive from S.C. to Staten Is.  He will do it in
> > two days. Leaves tomorrow, arrives Sunday, pre-tests Monday, something
> > Wednesday and then finds out what they feel is best for him.  I am not going
> > for three reasons.  One, I haven't been feeling well; so I am waiting for
> > tests results myself.  2.  Chuck stays at the Coast Guard Base (he's
> > retired) and it's free; no woman allowed; so you know he can't beat that
> > price.  Besides I have to take care of the fort here.  For some reason I
> > don't believe he will be gone long.
> >
> > That is wonderful that they do the harvesting of the cells at UofM.  How far
> > is that from you?  You are fortunate to have such a understanding boss.
> > Does the UofM not do the implants also?  I wanted to tell you that this
> > procedure has worked pretty well for many cancers so I applaud your choice.
> > Today many doctors are telling new mothers to have their cord blood saved.
> > This way if the baby ever needs the stem cells, they can get their very own.
> > This is a good idea; as many diseases are being treated by stem cells, not
> > just cancer.  love ya, lillian
> >
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